CuriousWorks and Co-Curious are seeking a Management Committee Member and

CuriousWorks and Co-Curious are seeking a Management Committee Member and Treasurer. This is an exciting and rewarding opportunity to help lead two respected Australian arts organisations actively working to develop the potential of artists and communities in creating new work and experiences that are culturally relevant and significant.

The current board supports both organisations, each of which operate independently. However, the board is committed to refining this structure so that each organisation has its own discrete board, with the potential for crossover members.

The Treasurer leads the financial oversight of the organisations and is a leader of the Audit and Risk function along with external advisors and the CEOs of both CuriousWorks and Co- Curious.

The Treasurer has oversight of the financial management of Co-Curious and CuriousWorks, ensuring that they are working within regulatory and legal frameworks and the agreed financial plan and strategy. As small non-profit organisations, the Treasurer must be prepared to engage with the CEOs on practical financial management issues.

As a Management Committee member, the Treasurer shares responsibility and decision- making with other members of the Management Committee. It is an important part of the Treasurer’s role to ensure that other Management Committee members understand financial information that is being presented and the implications of this information.

You can find a full version of the Position Description copied down below, or here: PDF, Word

Applications close 1 February 2024.

Position Description

Role: Treasurer
Type: Not-for-Profit & Community Arts Organisations
Annual Budgets: Each approximately $1m/annum
Number of Salaried Staff: CuriousWorks: 6/ Co-Curious: 2
Current Board Size: 4-7
Commitment: Quarterly Board Meetings (frequency); 6-8 hours per month across meetings, Board actions, attendance at events and other responsibilities.
Payment: Voluntary

Area of Expertise Being Sought:
We are particularly seeking EOIs by people from culturally and racially marginalised or underrepresented backgrounds who have strong ties with Western Sydney and understand the power of the arts to create positive change.

Primary/essential expertise: Financial and Accounting, Business

Secondary/desirable expertise (any of the following areas):
Community Arts & Cultural Development
Governance & Strategy in the small to medium cultural/arts sector
Advocacy / Government Relations
Impact Evaluation / Research & Development
Media / Communications / Public Relations
Partnerships & Fundraising
Business Development / Social Enterprise / Innovation

About CuriousWorks
CuriousWorks exists at the intersection of contemporary multi-arts practice and community arts and cultural development. We work across art forms and disciplines, with a focus on screen works, digital media, and emerging art forms.

About Co-Curious
Co-Curious is a sister company to CuriousWorks. Co-Curious is known for its commitment to exploring and testing new models of film and theatre-making in Australia. Our model supports writers from under-represented backgrounds to develop and deliver culturally significant stories demonstrating the lived experience of contemporary Australia.

Questions and EOIs:
Please contact Kiriaki Zakinthinos, CEO CuriousWorks with your expressions of interest or any questions.

Applications close 1 February 2024.